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Edamame - the surprisingly healthy snack choice

What is actually Edamame?

The Japanese name for immature soybeans is Edamame. Literally means “stem beans”.

What are the benefits?

  1. High in protein - it contains adequate portions of the nine essential amino acids, humans need to survive.

  2. May lower cholesterol.

  3. Rich in Vitamins and Minerals - a good source of dietary fibre, vitamin K, and B vitamins such as folate, thiamine and riboflavin and they are full of minerals such as manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, and calcium.

  4. Low glycemic index - Doesn't raise blood sugar.

The best option is the fresh Edamame, but if you can not find one, you can always find a frozen one. There are two types of frozen edamame on the market - one is cooked and the other one is raw.

The cooked one needs to be defrosted, the raw - you can cook in a microwave or simply boiled in salty water.

Enjoy this low-calorie snack anytime!

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